Shakti: The Power

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Shakti: The Power
Directed by Pasupuleti Krishna Vamsi
Produced by Boney Kapoor
Written by Krishna Vamsi
Starring Karisma Kapoor
Nana Patekar
Sanjay Kapoor
Deepti Naval
Shahrukh Khan
Music by Anu Malik
Ismail Darbar
Distributed by Sridevi Productions
Release dates
Running time
177 minutes
Language Hindi
Budget 200 million (US$3.2 million)
Box office 250.640 million (US$4.0 million)[1]

Shakti: The Power (translation: Energy or Power) is a 2002 Bollywood film directed by Pasupuleti Krishna Vamsi and starring Karisma Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor and Nana Patekar in the lead roles and features Shahrukh Khan in a supporting role, while Aishwarya Rai appears in an Item number.[2] The film is a remake of Telugu film Anthapuram (1999), which was based on the real life story of Betty Mahmoody.[3][4] The original story of real life escape of Betty Mahmoody is depicted in the movie "Not Without My Daughter" which itself was based on Betty Mahmoody's book, Not Without My Daughter,

The film was produced by then retired actress Sridevi (Sanjay Kapoor's sister-in-law) under the banner Sridevi Productions and was supposed to be her comeback film, but she had to find a replacement when she found out she was pregnant. She initially offered her role to Kajol, but she rejected it so Karisma Kapoor was signed instead.[5] It is considered to be one of Karisma Kapoor's best performances; both hers and Nana Patekar's acting was acclaimed by fans and critics and received several nominations at a number of award ceremonies.[4] Box Office India declared it flop.


Shekhar (Sanjay Kapoor) and Nandini (Karisma Kapoor) are friends living in Canada with their two uncles. Shekhar proposes to Nandini and she says yes and now they have a young son named Raja. Shekhar hears breaking news of violence in India, the family journeys to his ancestral house in rural North-East State of India and Nandini is shocked to see that Shekhar's family is embroiled in feudal gang wars. Shekhar's father is Narasimha (Nana Patekar). Shekhar tries to bring peace between the warring gangs, but is attacked by the rival gang & killed on way to a re-conciliatory meeting that he wanted to attend on his father's behalf. Nandini feels insecure and decides to leave India with her son but Narasimha imprisons them. Desperate to escape, she goes on a difficult journey to return to Canada with the help of Shekhar's mother and sister. Wanted by Narasimha, Nandini seeks help from drifter Jai Singh (Shahrukh Khan) who after hesitation, helps her and her son board a train to Jaipur. In order to protect Nandini and her son, Jai fights with the goon and dies after killing the goons. Meanwhile, Shekhar's mother begs his father to let Nandini and her son go. However, Narasimha goes but at the airport, he gets emotional and after kissing his grandson, allows them to go. The films ends with Nandini along with her son boarding a plane to Canada.


Box office[edit]

Despite the film being critically acclaimed, it was commercially unsuccessful. It opened well at the Indian box office and in the end but grossed just 107.0 million (US$1.7 million) in India, as a result it was declared a flop by Box Office India. [6] The film's final total was approximately 250 million (US$4.0 million) nett, Shakti: The Power grossed 66 million (US$1.0 million) in the overseas markets.[1]


# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Dil Ne Pukara Hai" Alka Yagnik, Adnan Sami 06:27
2 "Dumroo Baje" Sukhvinder Singh 06:15
3 "Hum Tum Mile – Male" Adnan Sami 05:37
4 "Hum Tum Mile – Female" Kavita Krishnamurthy 06:10
5 "Ishq Kamina" Alka Yagnik Sonu Nigam 05:26
6 "Jhoomti Gataon Mein" Mohammad Salamat 07:35
7 "Mere Munna Raja" Anuradha Paudwal 05:05
8 "Aye Chand Dil Ke" Kavita Krishnamurthy 06:57
9 "Jhoomati Ghata Mein" Instrumental 06:29



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  2. ^ "Shakti – The Power Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. 
  3. ^ "Karisma back with 'Shakti – The Power'". The Tribune. 20 September 2002. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Bollywood remakes of South Indian films". NDTV. Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Karishma flexs her muscles in Shakti – the power". September 2002. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Box Office 2002". Box Office India. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Awards 2002 – Filmfare Awards". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 

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